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Madhya Pradesh: School passout caught posing as doctor in gynaec ward

Source: , Posted On:   16 March 2021

Madhya Pradesh: School passout caught posing as doctor in gynaec ward | Delhi News - Times of India

BHOPAL: A Class XII pass, pretending to be an ‘MBBS doctor pursuing MD’, was arrested while ‘examining’ patients in the gynaecology ward of Morena district hospital on Monday.
The accused, 30-year-old Sanjay Mahor, was arrested once earlier from Ambah civil hospital in the same district in December 2019 after he had performed postmortems, even prepared reports of medico legal cases, and examined hundreds of patients over a six-month period.
He was given bail by high court two weeks ago, but promptly went back to what he knows best, this time 35km away in the district HQ.
On Sunday, he went into the gynaecology ward and started examining patients’ medical documents. One of the nurses felt his behavior was suspicious and asked some of the doctors about him. When they denied knowing him, she informed hospital authorities, who called police. Till then, the patients had no clue he was putting up an act, say sources.
During interrogation, Sanjay said he had tried to crack the medical entrance several times after Class XII but his childhood dream of becoming a doctor was “shattered by the Vyapam scam”. He claimed to have learnt the basics of medicine through a compounder.
Dr Davendra Yadav, who was a block medical officer in Ambah civil hospital during Sanjay’s first arrest, said, “He had come with an order of his posting. We didn’t realise it was fake. But writing medico legal cases in Hindi raised our suspicion.”
“He used to examine 30 to 50 patients everyday In some of the cases he had done postmortems under supervision of seniors,” Yadav added.
Sanjay never turned up at Ambah hospital after the authorities asked him for his original degree and other documents on November 8, 2019. He was arrested in December.
Dr Yadav said Sanjay had gone around Morena district hospital and other medical facilities wearing a stethoscope earlier also.
Investigations in the Ambah case revealed that he had got hold of a copy of another doctor’s transfer order, got it scanned and changed the locations so skillfully that the doctors who accepted his joining didn’t notice it initially.
Ambah police had booked him for impersonation, cheating, forgery and using a forged document. The same charges have been invoked this time too. He was produced in court and sent to jail. Sanjay is from Gospur village, about 20km from Morena town.